(2013) The Golden Age Of Light Music: Light Music While You Work, Vol. 5

Various Artists

... read moreGuild Music's fifth volume of their popular Golden Age of Light Music: Light Music While You Work series proves that the demand for these vintage Decca classical recordings remains strong. Beginning in 1940, the BBC began airing a program of light music which was intended to boost morale during the...

01:19′:04″ 26 Songs

1
Various Artists
After The Rain
2:55
2
Various Artists
Amoretten Tanz
3:00
3
Various Artists
Cockney Capers
3:22
4
Various Artists
Barcarolle
2:55
5
Various Artists
Careless Cuckoos
2:51
6
Various Artists
Cavatina
3:16
7
Various Artists
The Druid's Prayer Waltz
2:58
8
Various Artists
Estudiantina
2:51
9
Various Artists
Chant Sans Paroles
2:55
10
Various Artists
Dolores Waltz
3:14
11
Various Artists
Narcissus
3:15
12
Various Artists
Heyken's Serenade, No. 1
3:06
13
Various Artists
London Calling March
2:54
14
Various Artists
The Frolicsome Hare
2:45
15
Various Artists
Melody In F
3:18
16
Various Artists
Mon Bijou (My Jewel)
3:14
17
Various Artists
Parade Of The Tin Soldiers
2:26
18
Various Artists
Promotions: Waltz
2:52
19
Various Artists
Poeme
3:19
20
Various Artists
Pomone: Waltz
3:03
21
Various Artists
Santiago
3:16
22
Various Artists
Unrequited Love
2:53
23
Various Artists
The Jolly Airmen March
3:20
24
Various Artists
The Mascot Waltz
3:04
25
Various Artists
Naila (Rhythmic Paraphrase)
3:04
26
Various Artists
The Grenadiers Waltz
2:58
Released 15 November 2013, ℗ Guild Music

Review

Guild Music's fifth volume of their popular Golden Age of Light Music: Light Music While You Work series proves that the demand for these vintage Decca classical recordings remains strong. Beginning in 1940, the BBC began airing a program of light music which was intended to boost morale during the war. The recordings focused on music by smaller "light" orchestras rather than more dramatic, symphonic fare. The program was such a success that Decca began issuing a series of 78 rpm records which could be played in the factories when the program was off the air. The music featured in Volume Five again dips from that pool of Decca recordings which were made between 1942 and 1947. Now-familiar names from previous Guild collections include the orchestras of Harry Fryer, Richard Crean, and and Harold Collins. The short pieces generally range between two and three minutes each, with a focus largely on uptempo waltzes and marches. ~ Timothy Monger